BurgerFuel expanded its Middle Eastern network to 22 sites with the opening on Sunday of its first restaurant in Kuwait near an affluent beachfront residential and entertainment area in Bida’a.
The Kuwait restaurant follows the recent opening of BurgerFuel’s second outlet in Egypt.
The NZAX-listed fast food chain also has nine stores in Dubai, two in Abu Dhabi and eight in Saudi Arabia.
The Kuwait restaurant was operated by partner Al Khayyat Investments which also runs the Dubai and Abu Dhabi restaurants.
BurgerFuel founding director Chris Mason said “fast casual dining” was booming in Kuwait, which was one of the wealthiest countries in the world.
Al Khayyat Investments food and beverage general manager Farah George Farah said there had been strong demand to open a BurgerFuel in Kuwait.
“This local support, and our success in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, gives us confidence that BurgerFuel will be well received in this prosperous environment,” Farah said.
In New Zealand BurgerFuel operates a network of 39 outlets and two in Sydney.